Front-end Job Interview Questions

Brilliant — BRILLIANT! — and extensive list of questions to vet potential front-end developers during their job interview. Ranges from simple questions to some very in-depth ones. A few examples: What did you learn yesterday/this week? Name 3 ways to decrease page load (perceived or actual load time). Can you explain the difference between GET […]

You suck at technical interviews

You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You’re looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your company. Without changing anything about your applicant pool, you can hire different people and your company will do better and you will enjoy your job more. A must read for […]

When the “Casual” Workplace Is Confusing

Anna Lewis, Senior Recruiter at Viget: Casualness at the office starts with what we wear. The casual dress code common to start-ups and creative agencies—T-shirts, jeans, etc—seems to defy the very term “code”. When it’s time for a client meeting or a presentation, we start looking positively “nice” or “dressy” and, mysteriously, we all seem […]

Speed in Software Development

Every single CEO of any IT company wants to build software faster. Time is the most expensive and valuable resource. You can’t waste it on re-work, refactoring, meetings, physical activities. Right? It depends… Many companies grow up, slow down, and die. Good development pace is essential for surviving. Unfortunately options 1 (Extreme Sprint) and 2 […]

The relentless pace of change

Extract from a breathtaking 24ways-piece by Christopher Murphy: On 21 May 2013, I woke in a hospital bed feeling exhausted, disorientated and ashamed. The day before, I had tried to kill myself. We work in a fast-paced industry: few others, if any, confront the daily challenges we face. The landscape we work within is characterised […]